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Fruitvale Station

Art Can Heal If We Let It: The Fruitvale Station Trayvon Martin Connection

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

I sat down with first-time director Ryan Coogler, who wrote and directed the film in an attempt to process his own thoughts and feelings surrounding the shooting, the riots, and the injustices in a productive manner.

Trayvon Martin Case Closes, 'Fruitvale Station' Opens All In One Racially-Charged Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices

While the name Emmett Till made its way up Twitter's list of trending topics Saturday night and a jury of six women determined that George Zimmerman w...

Movie Review Series Just Seen It Begins Season 3 on PBS

Zorianna Kit | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Saturday night, PBS kicks off its third season of the movie review series Just Seen It. The show begins its current 13 episode run reviewing the horr...

'Fruitvale Station' Star Talks Humanizing Racial Profiling, Racism

VOXXI | Jonathan Muñoz | Posted 07.12.2013 | Latino Voices

A man shot at a subway station, in the early hours of New Years Day 2009, by a police officer — all of it caught on a cell phone. That is the sto...

Fruitvale Station: An Important Statement on the Power of Perspective

Zeba Blay | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zeba Blay

Helmed by first-time director Ryan Coogler and produced by Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (who makes a brief but powerful appearance in the film as Grant's mother), the film puts as much focus on the fatal shooting as it does on what preceded it.

Mike Ryan

'Fruitvale Station' Director Defends Controversial Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

The best thing about meeting Ryan Coogler, the director of Sundance Film Festival award-winner "Fruitvale Station," is that he still has that refreshi...

Fruitvale Station ***1/2

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Oakland born writer/director Ryan Coogler takes a big step into the feature film world with this ambitious, well-realized urban drama. His script lays the blueprint. It's perfectly detailed. With deftness he sets Oscar's persona in cement.

Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quiet, stirring, enraging and sometimes quite funny, Fruitvale Station, which took the two top prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is a snapshot of the dialectic of race in America, told from the viewpoint of a member of the underclass, chasing the American dream.

Mike Ryan

Michael B. Jordan Wants To Be Bigger Than Michael Jordan

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan is competitive. Which may sound like a word reserved for the other Michael Jordan, the famed basketball player, a six-time NBA champ...

Sundance Favorite Heading To 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

Melonie Diaz stars in the upcoming film "Fruitvale Station," a heartbreaking true-life drama about a young Bay Area resident who was shot and killed b...

Fruitvale Station: Hoping for Oscar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.

Fruitvale Station: A Review

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

It is no accident that Fruitvale Station was so fêted at this year's Sundance Festival, winning the Audience and Grand Jury Awards, as well as an early acquisition by The Weinstein Company.

AND THEY'RE OFF

Mike Hogan | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and March 2, 2014, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

PHOTOS: 'Fruitvale Station' Screens In Oakland

Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.21.2013 | San Francisco

Oakland's Grand Lake Theater rolled out the red carpet on Thursday night as hundreds gathered for a private screening of "Fruitvale Station," the film...

Los Angeles Film Festival Starts Today!

John Lopez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Silva's a master at taking people you'd flee from at a party and drawing an endearing recognition of their fragile humanity from your reluctant viewing heart. It's a bit like a magic trick, which is why I wholeheartedly recommend Crystal Fairy for adventurous LAFF-ies.

'Fruitvale Station' Trailer Arrives

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment

The trailer for what could be one of the year's first major Oscar players has debuted, and it offers a decidedly intense depiction of a deadly night i...

The Year's First Oscar Contender?

Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment

Get used to hearing about "Fruitvale Station." The new drama from first-time writer-director Ryan Coogler was acquired by The Weinstein Company at the...